Category Archives: Progressive Sermons

Lectionary Sermon for 17 November 2019 on Luke 21: 5-19

Walls to Enclose, Walls to Exclude I have sympathy with ancient tribes looking to walls to safeguard their safety, sometimes even sending the message to strangers on the outside of such walls that such constructions also imply a declaration of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 10 November 2019 on Luke 20:27-38 (Pr 27)

The God of the Living Have you ever noticed that the people who are most certain about what happens after death are still alive? I know the Bible makes thousands of statements but knowing which statements are intended as literal … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for November 3, 2019 on Luke 19:1-10(Proper 26C / Ordinary 31C / Pentecost +24)

Jesus and the Wee Little Man For many of us Zacchaeus brings back happy memories of a simple story showing that Jesus cares even for someone who is rejected, even one who doesn’t count. And yes, back as children we … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 27 October 2019 on Luke 18: 9-14 (Proper 25C / Ordinary 30C / Pentecost +23

A Bit of the Pharisee in Me? I guess the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a familiar story to many. Here is this self-obsessed Pharisee placing himself in a prominent position in front of the crowd … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 20 October 2019 on Luke 18:1-8 (Proper 24C / Ordinary 29C / Pentecost +22)

REFLECTIONS ON ANNIVERSARY THINKING Although much of our Church calendar and much of our local planning is based on a whole variety of anniversaries – whether they be anniversaries of Bible events or even individual anniversaries of past milestones specific … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 13 October 2019 on Luke 17:11-19

WHAT MADE THE TENTH LEPER UNIQUE? I am guessing that any unexpected healing, particularly faith healing, would attract attention for the “wow” effect, yet there is something a little more unexpected in today’s gospel. Martin Luther for one, saw past … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 6 October 2019 on Luke 17: 5-10

A Big Enough Mustard Seed? One comparatively new phenomenon is that with the assistance of modern travel we live in an age where new religions jostle for our attention, yet there is little evidence that many of our cities or … Continue reading

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